LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Patrick Richard scored 23 points and Jeremie Mitchell 20 to lead McNeese State in an 80-43 rout of Dillard on Tuesday night.
The Cowboys (2-2) went on a 20-8 run after trailing 2-0. They were never threatened the rest of the way.
McNeese State dominated the Bleu Devils, outscoring them 42-14 in the paint, 21-2 on second-chance points and scoring 34 points off 25 turnovers.
The Cowboys led by as many as 39 points, 73-34, on Richard's layup with 2:48 to play.
Dillard of the NAIA was just 6 of 20 from the field in the first half (30 percent) to trail 38-15 at halftime. McNeese State then outscored the Bleu Devils by 34 points, 42-28, in the second half.
Nine of the 10 Cowboys who played scored.
Jamal Silas was the lone double-figure scorer for the Bleu Devils, who treated the game as an exhibition, with 17 points.